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Hello, I have been trying to get the newest kernel 2.6.20, everytime I compile a new kernel i have to reinstall the nvidia graphics driver. the last time i tried ...
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    Hello, I have been trying to get the newest kernel 2.6.20, everytime I compile a new kernel i have to reinstall the nvidia graphics driver.

    the last time i tried this I ran into a big problem.....

    Here is what I did......

    Booted the newly compiled kernel 2.6.20....

    reinstalled nvidia driver....

    Loaded kde...

    No sound....

    So I recompiled the kernel for sound.....

    rebooted....

    Now it will not install NVIDIA 9746 driver.......

    It said something like:

    you appear to be compiling the nvidia kernel module with a compiler different from the one that was used to compile the running kernel.

    I compiled the new kernel (2.6) from the kernel (2.4)
    do i have to keep my old kernel just for compiling a new kernel? or is there a workaround?

    I am stumped.

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    sorry for question without answer. I also tried to compile 2.6.20 kernel. But I couldn't. In fact I was very tired and time was late but at the end I couldn't. When I search internet I saw a site illustrating Slackware installation. And I see there that man was choice the kernel from installation cdrom.

    My question is that can I choose at the stage my 2.6.20 kernel which is at /home/etusch/kernel, and /home is a different partition

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    Quote Originally Posted by ouellettesr
    Hello, I have been trying to get the newest kernel 2.6.20, everytime I compile a new kernel i have to reinstall the nvidia graphics driver.

    the last time i tried this I ran into a big problem.....

    Here is what I did......

    Booted the newly compiled kernel 2.6.20....

    reinstalled nvidia driver....

    Loaded kde...

    No sound....

    So I recompiled the kernel for sound.....

    rebooted....

    Now it will not install NVIDIA 9746 driver.......

    It said something like:

    you appear to be compiling the nvidia kernel module with a compiler different from the one that was used to compile the running kernel.

    I compiled the new kernel (2.6) from the kernel (2.4)
    do i have to keep my old kernel just for compiling a new kernel? or is there a workaround?

    I am stumped.
    Since it sounds like you recompiled your kernel, you will need to re-install your drivers. Try removing it using the --uninstall switch then re-install.

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